Cora Staunton in the colours of the GWS Giants’ AFLW team.

In all honesty, it started as a joke. Nicholas Walsh was at the Asian Games in Shanghai last November as a guest of the GAA. For the past six years, t(...)

   The comedian Magda Szubanski,  who revealed she was gay in 2012, has become emotional in TV interviews during the campaign, talking about a lesbian friend who was forced to “stand outside and listen to the screams” of her terminally ill partner because they were not legally married.

One of Australia’s best-known TV personalities, comedian Magda Szubanski, thought Ireland would serve as a template for passing same-sex marriage ther(...)

Deputy Irish PM Frances Fitzgerald, Sabina Coyne, Irish President Michael Higgins and ARU Chief Bull Pulver at Australia Rugby Union HQ in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins said that he was “more than optimistic” that Australia would support Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after (...)

Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

 Linda Burney:  first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives

The first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives has said that it must be acknowledged that the Irish were among the c(...)

Mrs Maureen Mullins, jockey  Patrick Mullins and Willie Mullins after  Wicklow Brave’s victory in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion  at Punchestown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Photograph

Willie Mullins has confirmed Faugheen remains on course to return to action in next month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. However the champion jum(...)

President Michael D Higgins talks with New South Wales’ Governor David Hurley as they walk in the garden with Frances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney. Photograph: Steve Christo/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged Australian entrepreneurs to work in Ireland “as a bridge” to the European Union and Irish companies to work(...)

President Michael Higgins (centre) talks with New South Wales’ governor David Hurley(right) as they walk in the garden with TánaisteFrances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins has brushed off reports that Fianna Fáil may decide early next year whether to put forward a presidential candidate in 201(...)

Clare O’Neill died when a tree hit her car in Co Waterford and Michael Pike died while cutting a tree in Co Tipperary during Storm Ophelia

President Michael D Higgins expressed sympathy with the relatives of the three people killed in Storm Ophelia and said he hoped for “a spirit of co-op(...)

 Mark Zahra riding Gailo Chop pips Katelyn Mallyon on  Johannes Vermeer in the Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Caulfield Cup is the sole remaining leg of Australian racing’s prestigious ‘Spring Treble’ yet to be won by an Irish-trained horse but both Aidan(...)